Justin C. Leto obtains $11.1 million verdict for injured child in medical malpractice case against All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida
Daniel Smith was born a normal child. When he was 3 months old, his Mother took him to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida because he had constant vomiting and diarrhea for 3 days. The hospital nurses failed to institute Oral Rehydration Therapy, a required procedure to re-hydrate an infant that was not holding down food. Daniel was discharged from the All Children’s Hospital Emergency Room after 4 hours and went home. Just hours later, he was rushed back to All Children’s Hospital near death. He survived but his dehyrdration was so bad that he suffered seizures which led to brain damage. After 8 years of litigation and a 4 week trial, the jury found All Children’s Hospital had committed medical malpractice, causing Daniel’s brain injury. The jury awarded Daniel and his mother $11.1 million in damages.
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